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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AN-2
Corporate Name: A. G. Dupuy
Local Name:
Owner Name: A. G. Dupuy
Location: Dairi Creek, Precinct 3, 1880 Census
County: Anderson
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: -
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Dairi Creek
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 16-horsepower overshot wheel
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 300,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: A.G. Dupuy ran a small mill in precinct 3 on Dairi Creek in 1880, worth $750. He employed five workers that year and paid them from $1 to $2 per day; three of the workers were children under the age of sixteen. The normal work force had two males and two females. The ten hour day was normal in the summer and eight during the winter. Wages varied from $1.00 daily for unskilled labor and $2.00 per day for skilled. The mill used a single circular saw and cut 300,000 feet of lumber in 1880 from $1,700 in logs and mill supplies for a gross value of $3,000. The mill was water powered, harnessing a fifteen feet fall with a four feet wide overshot wheel, producing sixteen horsepower. The firm did its own logging.
Research Date: JKG 9-28-93, MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson, J Gerland